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SYNDEM Smart Grid Research and Educational Kit

The SYNDEM smart grid research and educational kit is a multifunctional power electronic converter. It can be used to facilitate research and education in grid integration of various renewable energy sources, such as solar power, wind power, and energy storage systems, and flexible loads. The kit can be reconfigured to obtain 10+ different power electronic converters, versatile for different applications with one complete educational platform. It adopts the widely used Texas Instrument (TI) C2000 ControlCARD and is equipped to use the automatic code generation tools of MATLAB® and Simulink® and TI Code Composer Studio™ (CCS), making it possible to generate experimental results suitable for IEEE Transactions papers within hours of simulations. The kit includes Simulink blocksets covering all the hardware interfaces (e.g. voltage & current sensors,  PWM, DAC, switches, relays,  LEDs), interfaces for data monitoring and logging (e.g. RS485, CAN) and example Simulink control models which users can easily adapt to their own control algorithms.

 

Main Features

  • Reconfigurable to obtain 10+ different power electronic converter topologies
  • Capable of directly downloading control codes from Matlab/Simulink
  • Ideal for research in smart grid, microgrid, renewable energy, storage etc.
  • Compatible with utilities around the world with 120 V or 230 V voltage, 5A current
  • Versatile communication interfaces, such as RS485 and CAN, for SCADA
  • Multiple DAC channels for easy debugging and monitoring of internal states
  • Suitable for parallel, grid-tied or islanded operation

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SYNDEM Residential Solar Converter

The SYNDEM residential solar converter is rated at 3 kVA and multiple inverters can be directly connected together to meet the need of higher capacity.

Main Features

  • Grid-forming with frequency and voltage support, meeting the FERC Order No. 842 on the provision of primary frequency response
  • Capable of operation in islanded and grid-tied modes 
  • Capable of being operated in parallel
  • Capable of black start and self-synchronization
  • Short-circuit ride-through and autonomous recovery
  • Built-in MPPT
  • RS485 or CAN communication interface for SCADA/monitoring